Student Resources

March 19, 2015 | 10:08 pm

Fall 2020 Update: Although physical access to Jacobs Hall is currently restricted, in line with campus guidance, students will still be able to access remote versions of all of the resources described below. Please contact our advising team and attend back-to-school events to learn more.

You can also refer to our news posts for COVID-19 updates regarding Jacobs programs and operations and the Jacobs makerspace

Whether you have been making and sketching since childhood or are just starting to wonder what this design thing is all about, there is a place at Jacobs Hall for you. Students from all backgrounds, disciplines, and experience levels are welcome here.

Explore design at Jacobs Hall

Learn design by doing design by taking an interdisciplinary, project-based design class. Gain hands-on design experience through getting a Maker Pass to explore, prototype, and tinker. Engage with visionary designers and makers while attending one of the events organized by the Jacobs Institute and other campus groups. Join the vibrant student community and get involved with some of the many design-focused student groups at Berkeley, many of which hold club meetings and events in Jacobs Hall. Take your projects to the next level by applying for the Jacobs Institute Innovation Catalysts student grant program and gain valuable academic design research experience through the Berkeley Engineering Design Scholar Program.

Looking for advice?

Please visit our Advising and Mentorship page in order to meet the Jacobs student services team, design specialists, and design fellows who can help to answer your questions about the wide world of design and making.


Student roles at Jacobs: Discover volunteer and employment opportunities at the Jacobs Institute.Student group resources: Learn how to use Jacobs Hall for club meetings, events, DeCals, and more. Campus resources: Check out resources and opportunities from Berkeley’s broader design innovation ecosystem.